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HP ENVY 5540

alaTest has collected and analyzed 494 reviews of HP ENVY 5540. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Printers for all reviews. Reviews about the size and performance are overall positive. The design and price also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, and some have doubts about the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the HP ENVY 5540 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of HP ENVY 5540 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Printers on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability. The durability is also mentioned favorably.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: HP ENVY 5540 All-in-One Printer - Instant Ink Ready with 3-Month FREE TrialHP ENVY 5540 All-in-One Printer - Instant Ink Ready with 3-Month FREE Trial

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Review


The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One prints documents with above-average quality, but it comes with a below-average set of features. The tri-color ink cartridge design forces you to frequently purchase expensive ink refills, while the lack of basic connectivity...

This printer produced some of the best-quality documents in our testing.

An inconvenient three-in-one ink cartridge means you need to replace all of your color inks when only one runs out.

The HP Envy 5540 All-in-One prints documents with category-leading quality, but missing connectivity features and expensive inks keep it from ranking higher.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: William Harrel (

HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer Review and Ratings


This inexpensive, light-duty color inkjet churns out excellent-looking prints, scans, and copies—and, if you commit to Instant Ink, does so at a reasonable cost per page.

Low initial price ; High-quality output ; Easy to set up and use ; Reasonable cost per page (if you subscribe to Instant Ink) ; Wide cloud and mobile-device support ; Duplex printing

Very high cost per page if you don’t opt for Instant Ink ; Comparatively slow ; Uses two-cartridge ink system ; Small input and output trays, with flimsy paper tray ; No ADF, SD-card slot, or USB flash-drive port ; Mono-only LCD

You can find

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Gary Marshall (

HP Envy 5540 All-in-One Printer review


A cheap and cheerful colour inkjet for low volume printing

Lots of features including smartphone support ; Easy to install, configure and use ; Quiet operation

A little on the slow side ; Quite expensive for mono printing

The Envy 5540 is a good budget buy if colour is your priority, but it isn't designed for demanding workplaces.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: (

HP Envy 5540 review


Another adequate, but unenviable, inkjet MFP – the Envy 5540 is a workhorse, nothing more

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Cliff Joseph (

HP Envy 5540 review


A versatile, low-cost printer for the home office – although HP's ink prices may have you scratching your head.

The Envy 5540 is good value for people who need to produce a lot of colour documents or photo prints, and provides good quality for such a low-cost printer. However, simple mono text documents remain relatively expensive and there are cheaper options...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Darien Graham-Smith (

HP Envy 5540 review


A striking bit of design at an eye-catching price; the trade-off is mediocre quality and performance

Excellent print quality; Stylish design;

Tri-colour cartridge design leads to wasted ink; Slow print speeds;

On paper, the HP Envy 5540 looks like a stylish and capable printer for a fantastic price. But print quality and speed don’t match the confidence of the design, and the value proposition gets worse and worse the more you print.

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Matt (

HP Envy 5540 All-In-One Printer Review


The HP ENVY 5540 is an All-In-One printer that boasts built-in Wi-Fi, double-siding printing, a 2.2-inch touch screen which makes navigating the printer extremely easy, and also the ability to save money on ink using HP Instant Ink. It retails for less...

Built-in Wi-Fi ; Respectable black / white print speeds ; Low price for a printer of this standard ; Separate paper trays for regular and photo printing ; Instant Ink ready

Rather large ; No USB cable included

All in all, the HP Envy 5540 is the perfect option for students or home office users on a budget. The double-sided print option, which isn’t normally a feature on printers of this price range, works extremely well. With the ability to also produce...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: JL34Wooton (

good but noisey


This printer is noisey but I still like it. I ordered it directly from the Company after finding out (from the Company) that the local store model they carried was a "retail" version. I got a good deal from the Company as it was on sale. When my...

Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: KingHockeyMan (

Easy to set up and use ;-)... .


I use the HP-ENVY 5540 AIO Printer WIFI-Direct w/HP Z400 Workstation and WIFI-Wireless w/HP Standard ZBook14 Workstation. Works flawlessly in every way. :-)... .

Jan, 2017

Consumer review by: JimB1959 (



I printed out some business cards with a bit of color. I use a laser for my primary printing, I went back about a month later to print a single color page and the color ink cartridge had apparently dried out or was empty. It showed the cartridge was...

Jan, 2017

Product Specifications


Colour display: No

Energy Management

Power consumption (average operating):13.95
Power consumption (ready):3.6


Mobile printing technologies:Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint / Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint, Mopria Print Service

Paper Handling

Maximum ISO A-series paper size:A4


Digital sender: Yes
Faxing: No